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of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and a
four people have been told and explode on fire. five people remain missing. they're now telling us fiber missing all the victims of been taken a possible entry and the your have been teeth of that fight. 37 homes destroyed, a conscious moderate damage estimates dot investigation continues. what investigators search i. for >> to do is the very first full day of investigation, the fed regulators cellist the they're taking it over, and not letting another agency takeover. for all the information at this point is getting from them. there seems to be more questions than answers. they're starting to understand things a little bit better as they put together the very first short pieces >> federal investigators began the long process of finding out why this happened >> this really emphasize the magnitude was occurred here. >> his giant cheung grover ground with such great force, the same dimensions of olympic swimming pool. >> since i know because the soil is is an unstable. we do not want put anyone in there to measure. >> investigators investigators thought of assault solid piece patchwo
will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
the dmv. law enforcement tells cbs 5, the pair used addresses in the application process that put their legal residences inside the fire zone. >> it was to obtain identification that was not their identification and it was in an effort to get identification for somebody else who did live within the site. our belief was it was in an effort to be able to then go and make an application to get some of the funds that are being provided to victims of the event. >> reporter: five felony charges have been filed. they are commercial burglary, perjury, felony filing of a false document, identity theft, and welfare fraud. when smith and justin applied for the licenses, they caught the eye of dmv investigators, who then alerted san bruno police. at a press conference today, county law enforcement agencies were clear about what would happen to anyone trying to run a scam in the fire zone. >> we view them as vermin. and we are going to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, meaning we're going to charge them with everything we can charge them with. we are not going to plea bargain wi
. they gave us a loose description. black man, in his 20s, dark clothing, with a weapon. that's describing a lot of people possibly. that's the information we have. women in the area are told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around. >> i wish i could find someplace else to walk. >> everybody especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> reporter: that woman is absolutely right this. certainly puts your defenses down, people with ipods, iphones, any sort of cell phone or mp3 player when you have the headphones in your ear. you become a target according to police. and they are warning people to lock the doors in your car immediately and be careful getting out of your car, as well. although we don't know the exact circumstances of these attacks, it might involve a vehicle because police are also sending out that warning. we are waiting for more information from the oakland pd. >> thank you. anne makovec in oakland. >>> and a woman was able to fight off her attacker in the south bay over the weekend. the woman says she was jogging sunday mo
it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> next at 4:00, getting rid of dangerous drugs in your home. a new program that could help a nationwide problem. >>> plus, he is scheduled to be california's first execution in nearly five years. the deadline that could determine how he dies. >> and a fundraiser is underway for the people of san bruno. >>> good afternoon. i'm dan noyes. there's a new push tonight from the drug enforcement administration to help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs by getting you to chuck what's in your cabinet. >> lisa: lisa amin gulezian joins us live now. >> lisa: some drugs are being sold, problem the police are trying to stop. they're hoping campaigns like this will help. people are cleaning out their medicine cabinets today. and bringing their extra or expired prescription to police departments all over the country. 25 dropoff cites were here in the bay area. in san francisco's tenderloin district. police want prescription drugs to come here instead of ending up out here. >> traditionally,
first kron4 a cake thompson joins us live. they're letting us know where federal but authorities are in the investigation. >> federal authorities are looking for information. dave heard reports in claims of people in the neighborhood smell gas . they're asking one in december know whoever reported smelling gas to please contact them. they're also looking into it anyone who might have dead vegetation in their yard, that could be a clue there was a ghastly. and they're also looking for people to give on that information. they're asking for cell phone video out surveillance video, anything out of the ordinary that could help with this investigation. because they still have clearly not been able to determine what caused the blast. today they said they bought an additional investigators to help them out. >> we have added two additional staffers to help us with the work. when we have started to do, document the damage, document the fire, the heat, the fatalities the injuries. the more that we can document the exact location and the extent of damage and injuries. the better we're able t
morning at 6:00 on this tuesday. we have a lot of developing news for you. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. let's get to it. forgot my own name. late and breaking news following all morning. imprisoned hiker and cal graduate sarah shore released from prison. jenelle, tell us more. >> this is such great news. just came down in the past hour. american sarah shore has been released for more than a year in prison. those closest to her expected something to happen today but basically this release out of the blue. her family didn't even have a heads up. we did get a statement from a state women rights organization saying they're feeling sad that sarah has to leave her fiancee shane and best friend josh. they're still in prison, that's in iran. but, of course, this is great news that sarah shore has been released. the three u.s. berkeley graduates captured in july 2009 after crossing the border between northern iraq and iran. iran accuses the three of spying and illegally entering the country. the family insists they were hiking and entered the country accidental
it's 4:59. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. right now the bay area's first ever expressway lane is opening up to drivers. that means solo drivers can pay for the privilege of using what would otherwise be a carpool lang. jenelle wang is live over 680 in fremont. this has been in the works for a long, long time. >> yeah. and it's finally here. set to open in about 30 seconds from now officially. at 5 a.m. the bay area's first expressway lane. i'm along highway southbound 680. you can see the traffic going southbound right here. there will be three entry and three exit points. you're looking at one of the entry points here. washington boulevard exit. the new expressway lane replaces the carpool lane on southbound 680 between pleasanton and milpitas. a 14-mile stretch. it operates between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. monday through friday. carpoolers will be able to use the lane for free as well as motorcycles, transit buses and highway vehicles with valid stickers but solo drivers can use the lane with fair fas trak pass. only three entry and exit points and ille
morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's wednesday september 22nd. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here's steve. >>> today's the last day of summer but feels like fall. temperatures breezy at times. 60s and 70s. we'll have the five-day forecast in a few minutes. >>> right now westbound interstate 880 traffic moving well heading to the macarthur maze with no major problems. this commute looks good southbound past the coliseum. now back to the desk. >>> all right, sal. at 5:00 a woman's car that smashed through the store is recovering now from her injuries. jade hernandez is there now to tell us what that scene looks like. >> reporter: good morning. massive store windows shattered last night. [ audio problems ] the auto parts store in hayward is already boarded up. pictures tell the story best. police don't know why a woman lost control of her car or why it ended up here. all they know is after 10:00 last night a woman drove her black four door honda civic into this auto parts store. this driver d
for joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: you think how this is proceeds depends on the boy's parents. absolutely. what's going to be key here, did this boy's parents consent to him being scared straight by this officer or was this vigilantism, a police officer take the law into his own hands? when you're a police officer you're always on duty and if you're going to cuff somebody, you have need to have a legitimate reason for doing it. >> reporter: reportedly these parents also have cell phone video of this arrest going on where this boy is allegedly handcuffed. that's probably going to come into play as well? >> absolutely. the witness statements and those cell phone videos are going to be key here and the district attorney will look at that in deciding whether to charge false imprisonment against this police officer. >> reporter: all right. mr. clark, thank you for joining us. we'll talk to you again at 6:30. back to you, sydnie. >> can you ask mr. clark, there were charges filed against both of the children, right? what happens there? i mean, is any of this made public?
with a plan of action to prevent another san bruno tragedy from happening. david louie joins us with a proposal by california's two senators. >> senators feinstein and boxer are seeking tighter regulations using technology to step up pipeline inspections. >> it's on our collective shoulders now after this happened. we have been warned. >> senator boxer and other members of the senate commerce subcommittee don't want another san bruno. they're working on new, tighter regulations for pipeline safety and doubling the number of inspectors. the federal agency that does inspections acknowledged it's shoirt staffed. >> each inspector is responsible for over 2000 miles of pipeline. the distance from san francisco to chicago. >> the staift bill calls for more use of technology called smart picks. they're small sensor that's can detect defects by moving through pipelines. the pipeline safety trust has been urging their use nearly two decades. >> scleerly, smart picks are the best available technology for assessing the true condition of a pipeline. again this is another debate that should
and other charges. >>> officials at pg&e tell us they decided to delay repairs on a section of pipeline. >> reporter: the short answer you'll hear from pg&e president in just a second. the short answer is it was a matter of priorities. a lot of questions about that pipe that failed in san bruno. this time the questions being asked. we know there's a section of pipe located in san francisco. according to documents made available to the media by utility watchdog turn pg&e applied for and was given permission to raise our rates to pay to replace a section of pipe in south san francisco. that was back in 2007. pg&e told regulators at the time that the risk of failure of that pipe was unacceptably high. the utility collected nearly $5 million and supposed to replace the section last year but did not. >> some things happen when we're going down and a year later maybe some other item becomes more emergents that we need to fix. that's why we will redirect funds to take care of the things that are urgent today and then go back and look and say what are the things that are urgent tomorrow. >> re:
's kind express toll lane will open on interstate 680. >> the drivers will use the new 14-mile southbound expressway lane from pleasetantton to milpitas. it allows you to use the lane for a price. that starts out at just 30 cents when there's no traffic but as the freeway gets more congested, the price goes up to as much as $6. drivers need a fas trak transponder and signs alert the drivers to the designated entry and exit points. we'll have a live report from jenelle wang in the next half hour and megan will have traffic updates throughout the morning. >> traffic use has grown since 2006 when officials set a goal of 70% usage. the latest survey shows that goal has almost been reached with 68.6% of bridge users now having fas trak. the number of morning drivers on the bay bridge using fas trak has nearly doubled to nearly 77%. >> pg&e could release a list of its 100 riskiest pipeline locations as soon as today. this comes after pressure from federal and state leaders including governor schwarzenegger. the utility isn't saying exactly what it plans to do but it could release the list along
you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news we could find out which local gas pipelines pose the biggest risk to life and property. in the wake of the san bruno explosion and fire, local officials have put intense pressure on pg&e to release that list of the hundred most dangerous. terry mcsweeney is live in san bruno with the story. terry? >> yeah. the report that we're all waiting for today is 100 most dangerous natural gas pipelines on pg&e. don't have that yet but we do have a partial list to share with you this morning. right now let's take a look at some video that we have of the situation that we are talking about. we're talking about very dangerous pipelines. our media partner, the mercury news reports that san jose and milpitas city officials received a call, came in yesterday from pg&e, the utility that owns the pipeline that blew out a couple weeks ago. got two one nears casman drive. two very dangerous pipelines in its city west of i-880. fremont, livermore and south san francisco having already received word that they have dangerous pipel
to walk the line. >> exactly right. >> yeah. >> that brings us to our next story meg whitman has been courting that vote. polls show she's been making a lot of headway there. what happens now? >> wheg whitman... >> according to the hispanic volt has been a corner stone of whitman's campaign. it seemed the strategy was working a cord together field poll, whitman was gaining on jerry brown with the latino community making up 15% of the california voters. the polls just six days ago shows brown with 43% of the latino vote and whitman, 40%. a gap of just 3%. and now, with accusations whitman hired an undocumented worker, oakland city councilman believes many will back away. >> there is no question about it. and i when people talk about immigration, immigrant people and they abuse them and use them. i don't think the meg is any different. i think that will make a difference to latino voter autos and would you vote for her or not based on this? >> i was planning to vote for her. i'm a democrat. boy vote for brown. >> susan raske from the school of judicialism. >> i would say it doesn't hurt
're not sure. we have talked to neighbors out here who told us they have had a smell of gas in here for perhaps a week, perhaps longer. that has been reported to pg and e the power crew came out, didn't find anything. is it related, it's still too early to know. the fire chief did say, this is a high powered gas line that ruptured and exploded. it sent flames hundreds of feet into the air and people were injured and at least one person killed. >> thank you very much. we're going to allen now with some additional information. >> reporter: i've been told that we're on standby because san bruno fire is telling us that it's preparing to give it's first official briefing of the night. we did hear from the fire chief but that was hours ago where he confirmed that it was a high pressure gas line that rap turd, exploded. we still don't have a cause from either the fire department nor pge. but i'm getting confirmation from the coroner's office one person is dead. and a map that i've been handed gives pretty good indication of the neighborhood we're talking about here. it's right near -- we're talking ab
telling us, there are reports that there is one more confirmed dead bringing the death toll up to four. we talked about the process of going through the neighborhood and seeing how many more victims there are. they found another victim. at this point, what we are doing is monitoring the situation out here. you are looking at a view of the smoke that rises. any time you see white smoke above an area, firefighters say that's a good thing better than black smoke indicating that the fire is getting going. we are expecting that they made progress on the fire fight. we look from above at the neighborhood in front of us where there is still smoke coming up from the large portion of the neighborhood. no visible flames from where we were able to look at. no visible signs of damage. so we know the damage area is further from where we are. the latest out here is that they have confirmed one more dead bringing the toll to four in this fire. this is just beginning. we are checking a lot of updates. we will continue to follow that and bring you the latest information. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news.
thomas. >> in just a few hours, the san mateo county coroner will give us an update on the number of victims of the san bruno explosion and fire and dozens of residents are wondering what happens next after they took an emotional tour of their neighborhood last night. terry mcsweeney is live. >> some people don't want to go back? >> even though they can. the coroner expected to update us today on the number of dead. we have four officially dead. three of them have been i.d.'d publicly. last night there was a townhall meeting at the church of the highlands. hundreds of people turned out and many questioned the wisdom of going back. jackie spear is there is offering assurance. >> the truth of the matter is this kind of explosion is extremely rare. it's happened maybe two times in the country. >> it's still running through a neighborhood. it's under my house. there are areas of the pipe that you can't access. >> some people have no home to return to. they were given a bus tour yesterday what remains of their home. some have been red-tagged and some homes have been demolished by last
it. we have details from the family and police. the family tells us dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. his 22-year-old stepson was assaulted and taken to the hospital. you can see paramedics taking the stepson away earlier last night. we are told he lived here with his stepfather and may be released earlier. now you are looking at that video of the. the dills which led up to the shooting are not complete. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but they may have known each oamplet din miss dixon's mother told us she was told her son pulled up to the apartment before 11:00 last night and exchanged words with one of the suspects which is when the suspects forced themselfs into the apartment and then the shooting happened. dennis dixon's brother told us his daughter woke him up in a panic. >> she just banged on the door and said dad, wake up your brother was murdered. and i ran with my boxers on and i just ran to the door and said 0 lord, no, please don't tell me that. and she said, yes. >> reporter: we nt that police arrived quickly to the scene and arrested t
. delta says other flights are being found for the passenger as board. >> experts using tissue samples to determine the species of a whale that wash add shore this morning on ocean beach. it's badly decomposed and made it hard to examine. researchers have been able to determine it's not a hump back, gray, or blue whale. it's a bounty for researchers. >> it's hard for us to study them out so far in the ocean this, gives us a good opportunity to put together different pods and populations of the whales in the wild. >> and a carcass will be buried during low tide on the beach tomorrow. it was just last week a tanker impaled a whale on the bough and that is probably dead when hit. >>> there is a warning out for female joggers in south san jose. the sheriff's department looking for a man who attacked a woman jogging alone just before 8:00 on a road around snell road. the attacker tried to sexual assault sure, she managed to runway. and oakland police are issuing a warning two women were robbed and sexual assaulted in separate incidents near lake merit. police think the same person may be re
with what happened the deputy gave the woman marked bills. one source tells us they were 100 dollar bills. sources say the woman then handed the money over to hernandez. as deputies watched this is sheriff spokesperson nelson. >> the person went forward and did that. had their record taken care of basically at third less than what it would have cost. >>reporter: early last week felix was arrested after court officials launch investigation to see who else may have been involved they did an audit of the books and found discrepancy and at that point mr. chavez also arrested. >>reporter: alameda county court administrators declined our request for interview. they did issue a statement confirming the arrest. but said according to judicial canon of ethic and other restriction were unable to comment on pending cases and related personnel issues. but appropriate administrative actions have been taken. both the court and the sheriffs office say they are investigate. >> investigation on these 2 people is ongoing and to see how far back it goes and how wide spread it is. >>reporter: now her
will monitor this, and as you can see hopefully, somebody from the american red cross will give us the list of what they're doing today is far is that agency is concerned. >> will tran, there were try to go to those hotspots that if there were any more victims or bodies. today, the you know, this morning if they can finally found any more bodies, victims? >> well, that depends on some of the homes, some homes are still very hot. three of them are still there is hot, too hot to go through with cadaver dogs. and i can tell you that with about 20 minutes ago i saw an entire convoy of fire trucks go up san bruno ave. for some reason, if they're making great progress to make sure that that place is cool enough for the dog to go through in some of the plays out. and yes, there will be able to do that but i still understand that still homes have not been completely searched. so far, only four fatalities but there could still be more. >> thank you, cured, and also, he is reporting live and the latest video have of the damage that you can see dozens of homes, jimmy's only where the homes jimmygeand
off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water. you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat.
>>> good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm pam clark. >> i'm dave cook. let's check with steve. >> reporter: some low to mid-80s. temperatures creeping up a couple of degrees each day. it was more inland. today we look for that fog to burn off. sunshine we'll have that weekend forecast in about five minutes. now an update on your traffic. >> reporter: traffic is moving well as you drive to the mcarthur maze. this morning we're looking at the traffic in oakland. that traffic does move well. now back to the desk. >>> we have developing news. this is coming from con cord. police are investigating a shooting. jade hernandez is on the scene with details now. >> reporter: police have four squad cars right out here blocking this section here. we'll turn the camera all the way around. you can see there are squad cars around the block. this is where the shooting may have taken place this morning. detectives seem to be concentrating on the area near devon and ashbury. dispatch sent police out here around 2 this morning. what we understand is a man was walking along the street. he looke
that there is a better tomorrow. as leaders, each of us has and responsibility to answer those and to leave our children, a better world. >> after the luncheon, speeches resumed in the u.s. delegation walked out as iran president, much more, and it's just that americans were behind the terror attack. and an attempt to ensure israel's survival. the i rain president mahmood, did the jo a ahmadinejad. >> details coming up fifth off ♪ >> new details on the california budget battle. the lawmakers have just reached a first step to the agreement as riven telling you. the state budget is 85 days late. and joining us on the phone press secretary karen a clear, and you said that the legislative readers have a framework. >> that means conceptually, they're all to agree on how the want to pose close as $90 million deficit. the work on the details of the weekend and reconvene on the weekend. finally, a >> with a tax increase have been resistance. and what does that conceptual agreement? >> i do not have the details of this point and will be worked out over the weekend. typically, this is the first step, there will
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
that fog out there. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. california voters have a clearer picture today of their two main choices for governor. last night democratic jerry brown and republican meg whitman drew a sharp contrast in their first of three debates. >> even though their styles are different, the two actually have several things in common. candidate jerry brown and meg whitman went into their debate in a virtual tie and came out virtually the same way. the polls have yet to be released. on the issues they also agree. both would protect colleges and universities from higher fees. both would enforce the death penalty. the debate lasted just under an hour at u.c. davis. the first question was how they would fix california's dysfunctional budget. >> first of all you gotta live within your means. i mean, they started spending money, we had a boom and wall street was going and dot-com and all that, then it collapses. well, you gotta reset. reset 15%, 18%. i authorized by my legal opinion an 18% reduction in the governor's salary, the legislators' salary and my
to the explosion christine conley joins us live with more on their experience as they rushed to the scene last thursday. christine. >> more than 201st responders rush to the scene on thursday and emergency personnel have been here ever since. live you can see pg&e crews still trying to restore power, he sees several crews running on lines. as we as a man were going to show you the crater that was created by the explosion in the meantime emergency personnel continuing to go through the rubble and also surged and continue their investigation. the rest of the street, you can see this church that's been set up as a place for emergency personnel to get food and take a rest. for the rover in this parking lot you can see the trend center that's been set up for emergency personnel as well. for the first time were starting to hear from some of the first responders. we talked to the captain with the san bruno fire department here's his story. >> this fireball's the sound, the noise of it was deafening and very loud. it sounded very much like it could of been a jet airplane engine still running. as we to
on a table disappeared which is strange. >> and bob tells us once everyone who wants a second changs to go in gets that opportunity, then, hazmat will do a final inspection and then, the sites will be cleared. we did see the county health department director out here tonight giving a tour of the site to a company called inner city demolition. in san bruno abc 7 news. >> and the governor got a look at the damage this afternoon. he arrived from a flight from asia he'd been on a trade mission since this happened. governor schwartzeneggar offered prayers to those owe who lost so much. and a promise he's taking a hands on role into the investigation into what went wrong and who is to blame. >> and i'm on that. because i'm a big believer, not so much in pointing finger buzz only way we can learn from thing that's happened from mistakes that are made is by looking into it and acknowledging it. honestly, then making the changes to it doesn't happen again. >> the governor says he spoke with the president and requested a federal disaster declaration. >> during this tragedy we're learning of another
on this thursday at 5:00. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. in the news this morning bulldozers will fan out through the san bruno neighborhood devastated by a natural gas explosion and fire. officials say it's time to begin removing the demolished homes. jenelle wang is live in san bruno with more on the story. >> cleanup crews will start coming in at 8:00 this morning to clean out all the debris at this disaster site. they're expected to be here the next four to six weeks. the first job to remove close to two dozen charred cars so they can get the heavy machinery in. then remove debris from the hot zones first. 34 homes to be cleared but could be more later. the cost is about 30 to $40,000 for each job site. for the victims that lost everything, still a lot of questions as the bills pile up. >> as far as insurance. >> what we all went through -- i don't know when that healing process starts to begin. we're still numb. >> as cleanup continues, water trucks will continue to water down the ash to reduce any toxic levels. the san jose county health department has brough
! happy friday, everyone! it's 5 a.m.. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. pg&e is investigating the intriguing and frightening possibility that microbes inside a gas pipe may have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago. sounds incredulous but it's happened before. jenelle has details. >> yes, it has, kristen. ten years ago in the new mexico desert, the pipeline ruptured killing 12. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipeline. 72% of the metal had been eaten away. the pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old, 30 inches in diameter, the same as the one here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. the report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. basically microbes that thrive, go undetected in a tiny pool of stagnant water in a pipeline and start eating away on the metal causing it to corrode. pg&e told state regulators last year there was ongoing concern about the potential for internal corrosion on the 46-mile pipeline runs from san
moving into the picture friday night. rain to the north of us really starting to gain a bit of what impact as we head toward her saturday morning we could see showers cells worked down into the peninsula. chance of rain saturday an inch your sunday. your 7 day around the bay shows a warming trend the next couple of days and then the storm moves in by the weekend >> a bridge checks we have not discovered any problems or hot spots transmute the bay bridge westbound still pretty light here though in the next 20 minutes they are likely to activate the meter lights and we will see back up for the west bound ride san mateo bridge no problems you can see the commute looks good no delays coming over from hayward on highway 92 looks good. 101 southbound moving well this morning even through marin county no delays. we are keeping our eye on interstate 580 in the westbound direction there was an early morning report of a stall and even though was not blocking lanes it could be getting enough interest to grade debt early back up. >> we will be back as the kron news returns after a b-a-c-c-a-l-a
this morning about what happened last night. family members tell us that 57- year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in the doorway of his apartment, that is the apartment with the light on the porch and his stepson was tied up and beaten. take a look at this. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived here with him and may soon be released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete yet. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspects may have known each other. his mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspects which is when they tried to force themselves into the apartment. that is when dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. we are even hearing the stepson wasn't the only one in the apartment at the time of the shooting. her mother told us her son was a vendor of sorts and had a booth where he sold clothes and dvds out of. she said she could barely understand the bad news. >> she was crying on the phone but i could not understand nothing b
that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a mis
. >> it is 5:00 on this thursday. thank you so much for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking frus from contra costa county. that's where police are investigating a shooting involving a concord police officer. abc 7's theresa garcia is live in concord with the very latest. theresa? >> we're one block from downtown off main road clayton. you have cars blocking the area of ashberry. investigators are in a situation that began about 2:30. police tried to stop a pedestrian walking on clayton near ash bury. that person ran on foot. police did chase in the patrol car and what happened they say is the suspect pulled a weapon on them. police fired back and did wound the suspect. not clear at this point what type of injuries. we know that suspect was transported to john muir hospital. why that person they believe was a wanted suspect, they're not revealing those details right now but in this neighborhood it is a residential street, ashbury. anybody going to work on clayton will see a lot of police activity out here. but as the morning carries on, we'll certainly bri
&e. >> for us, knowing we're close into this intersection we want to get more answers to questions. and our next course of action. >> this segment could be feet or yards long. >> this could be an area of pipe between two valves, segment could be where the type of pipe is. and there is the list is out, does it put residents at ease? >> i feel they'll do hopefully the right job. the right thing. you know? checking things out. >> and pg&e says it's done extensive check of the pipeline that fed into the pipeline that exploded. it discovered a leak and repaired it immediately. in novato abc 7 news. >> so for a look at the list go to our web site. abc 7 news.com and we a v.a link there for you. >> there are kirns about what the explosion will do to property values and whether anyone to looking to sell swril to disclose facts they're sitting on a dangerous pipeline. abc 7 is at the blast site with more. >> a real estate agent here in san bruno said this neighborhood had been on the rebound whit came to home sales. homes were selling in high $600,000. in the wake of this blast, now experts are saying at
for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be
. that will springboard us to the warmest temperatures in this weather forecast cycle. rain chances for not only saturday but also sunday. >> an early morning accident in san francisco's marina district has been cleared. all streets open in the area. live shot of the san mateo bridge has traffic flowing well. in fact looking good on bay area freeways right now. >> it's become a busy thursday morning. 6 a.m.. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's begin with the latest on breaking news we've been following all morning. concord police shoot and wound a pedestrian. theresa garcia joins us to explain what happened. >> we just found out that two officers were involved in the shooting. both fired their weapons at this one suspect who also drew a gun at them. take a look behind me. first off you've got the crime scene truck that just pulled up. those investigators have gone down the street. that's ashbury where you see patrol unit cars. what happened at 2:30 this morning is a man was walking down the street clayton road. they spotted this man who they believe fit the description of a man wanted for several
. theresa garcia is on the scene and will be joining us live with more on this breaking story in just a few minutes. we're also following developing news in san francisco where right now an intersection is closed as police investigate a nasty early morning accident that sent four people to the hospital. this happened at the intersection of chestnut. two cars collided and look at that, one of them flipped. all four people taken to the hospital are said to have serious injuries. no word on when that intersection will be open. frances will be keeping an eye on that. >> the latest on the deadly gas line explosion in san bruno. this morning officials plan to warn homeowners about fraudulent contractors who may try to scam those looking to rebuild. the city is putting a price tag so far on last week's disaster. private property sustained more than $31 million in damage. that includes 37 homes which were destroyed and another 19 which need major repairs. the disaster caused more than $6.5 million to public property including streets and sidewalks. the national transportation safety board expects t
of the people who really do care about us. >> reporter: there is a funeral this morning. >> necessary 15 and her mom jacquelin at the saint cecilia catholic church. coming up at 6:30, we'll hear more of janessa's confirmation speech. words that could ring true to mourners today. sydnie back to you. >> thank you, anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the number of people killed in the san bruno explosion may rise from four to seven. late last night the family of three missing people released a statement saying their loved ones are dead. three people were inside a home next to the blast site. the family says the remains of two men and one woman were discovered at the house. the coroner is performing dna tests on the remains of greg bullis, his 16-year-old son william and his mother lavonne. >>> san mateo county prosecutors have this message for anyone who tries to profit from this disaster. >> we view them as vermin. >> two women were charged yesterday with attempting to impersonate victims of the blast. this is exclusive video of them in court. investigators say sonia smith and lisa justin were trying t
uvando used it to beat his girlfriend a 33-year-old. authorities say the man called several people after the alleged beating as he drove around with the body in the front seat. he eventually showed up at a coworker's apartment. the coworker called 911. then the man surrendered and confess, according to police. >>> after calls from politician and the public, pg&e has now posted maps showing the locations of the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. pipe segments get on the list based on four criteria. first, will there or has there been third party construction nearby? is there any pipe corrosion? has there been any land movement near the pipes, such as an earthquake? and finally, the pipe's age, design and what it's made of. the pg&e president christopher johns says these factors constantly affect the list. >> this list is in flux. some items will move up, some will move down the list. >> pg&e says the san bruno section of pipe that exploded was not on the top 100 list. when the utility finds out what caused the explosion, it might have to change the criteria. the maps on the website aren'
on top of us bringing us the hottest day in this cycle, poor air quality that will linger a couple of days. i'll show you where. >> not a lot of overnight road work. the toll plaza showing no delays. >> and supporters of same sex marriage will launch political ads today to pressure candidates who support the prop 8 ban. >> 5:01 a.m.. thank you so much for joining us. it's going to be a scorcher. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, in a few hours a hearing held in marin county to determine whether to halt california's first scheduled execution of a death row inmate in more than four years. terry mcsweeney is live in san quentin. terry, the prisoner's appeal centers around a lethal drug combo? >> they do. but if those arguments fail brown will be put to death in less than 48 hours from right now. the convicted killer and two-time rapist was asked to choose his means of death, a three-stage injection or one lethal injection. he failed to do that over the weekend. 8:30 this morning his attorneys will be in marin county superior court asking for a stay of execution fo
. >> and this will still feel warm tonight, and let us speak of what is going on right now. 101 in santa rosa, like concord, fairfield, napa, and both are at 99. very warm and san francisco 88, 95 is a record- tie also, san jose is also very close mountain view at 92 is also a high for a record. the change in the last 24 hours is a lot warmer. and redwood city is up mountain view is 92--a high for a record hig tie satellite picte is showing us the fog that will reformulate at the immediate coastline. tonight/tomorrow morning very early. and will clear out fairly quickly and once we see that sunshine go down we will see that immediate cool down however, the market will still be very hot! and even more warm tomorrow. triple- digits. and the computer model does not show this warm, hot air moving until wednesday. we will take a look at all of that and neighborhood by neighborhood coming up in just a little bit. >> we have live pictures from southern california through the ventura county. 20 a. and growing. fortunately, because of the hot weather we are hearing that the wind is cooperating with the fire, so far
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
. a state trooper pulls a mother's four small children out of a minivan. they'll join us live in the studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it's just as lovely where you' you're waking up this morning. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, coming up in the broadcast at the pope's visit to the uk. arriving there today. and really it's a rather controversial visit for a number of reasons and been speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church and making the most pointed comments yet saying the church failed to act quickly enough to deal with the priests that rape and molest children and that understandably getting attention. >>> one of the other stories we'll be talking about this morning is search for kyron horman continues in the pacific northwest but the county where the search is centered they spent more than a million dollars on the sea
it was not on a list they say the system is flawed. >> we don't know what the cause was but that will inform us on how to look at the segments and whether the process that we use is a good process are not. >> pg&e submitted last year for base-rate proceedings they said they had read this section to and half miles away from the blast site. c u p c is pleased that pg&e complied the agency says it's important to have the information this list changes from year to year yesterday's list is the most recent period the c p u also requested the list for the past few years they will decide if changes need to be made on how the pipelines are monitored. police are investigating the solo crash in san jose that killed and eight year-old appeared in happened near o'grady drive at 3:00 a.m. report showed the driver as san jose man lost control of the has to be crashing into a light pole and cause the vehicle to catch fire. an 18 year-old passenger pronounced dead at the scene the driver is expected to survive he was taken to hospital. will tran joins us on the phone with more. >> that drivers in big trouble he is an
this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. today is day 2 of heavy demolition an clean-up in the neighborhood what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 put their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. police fear many casualties. we're live on the scene. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. we'll get to that right quaye. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threat
yesterday using aerial drops as well fighting at like the wild fire. it is fighting throughout residential and highly packed neighborhood. to continue our coverage now we of welch and here he is at the command center at red cross in your looking at the victims and talking to them. well? >> joining me now is charlie and bowed and. you live at the place and your home at the time. surely canute describe the sound tell there is the ambulance rushing by. either it's injury or death to go to another scene will get information on that. now back to charlene, your home at this time and said it gave me chills. tell what you saw and what you heard >> as, my living room and there is the shaking. the windows in the house felt like there is pressure building up and then there was a sound and an explosion. a look at my window and i did not really have to but my living room was a bright orange red and it was a giant ball of flames coming up with smoke. i can't tell side to seal was light on and the public favors right there and we just got some of our belongings and there was a residential home down the s
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